Tomb Raider (2001)
2001 June 15 (USA), June 21 (Australia): The movie `Tomb Raider' opens, based on the video game of the same name, and starring Angelina Jolie as the heroine Lara Croft.
Lara Croft drives a Land Rover in the game, and so it is in the movie.
Here she drives a V8 powered Land Rover
(Almost all production
are now powered by the Td5 turbo charged diesel engine.)
This particular Defender is a long wheel base, high capacity pickup (HCPU)
fitted out with roll cage, roof rack, spot-lights, winch,
sand ladders, bonnet (hood) mounted spare wheel, and
wing mounted axe and shovel.
Inside the hose-out, checker plated interior,
is a fine set of instrumentation including a navigation screen.
Note just the two pedals, and the automatic shift.
The `Bonatti grey' vehicle was fitted out by Land Rover's
special vehicles operation (SVO)
"in conjunction with Paramount Pictures."
It was shown at the Geneva Motor Show
earlier this year.
Just in case you are not familiar with the video game, the original Lara Croft is a computer generated female Indiana Jones of improbable proportions who is in and out of action and trouble.
Other Land Rover products appear in the movie:
Powell, the baddy, drives a
(that's vehicular type casting);
his henchmen drive
Even the Freelander
gets a run
-- Lloyd Allison, 2001.
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